Cannabis 101 (aka: Marijuana, Weed, Pot, Herb, Grass, Ganja)

Cannabis is an annual flowering plant in the Cannabis genus. Humans have harvested it throughout time for industrial fiber, oil, recreation, spiritual pursuits, and as medicine. Cannabis is categorized into two types for consumption: Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica. These plants contain cannabinoids, which are the active ingredients in cannabis. The most commonly known cannabinoids are THC, CBD, and CBN.

 

THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)

THC is is the principal cannabinoid of the cannabis plant and produces majority of the psychoactive effects associated with marijuana.


CBD – (Cannabidiol)

CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, thought to be primarily responsible for body pain relief.


CBN – (Cannabinol)

CBN is a psychoactive cannabinoid occurring after the degradation of THC, generally resulting in drowsiness.

 

For more information, visit: The Health Benefits of Cannabis blog article